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Wolves best four performing loanees of 2021/22 so far

Wolves have a host of players out on loan domestically and across Europe.

As the halfway point of the season approaches, it is a good time to take a look at the ones who are performing the best…

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Ryan Giles

Giles is spending the season at Cardiff and is arguably the best performing of all the players Wolves have out on loan.

Former Molineux boss Mick McCarthy was in charge when he made the move but he has been sacked and replaced by Steve Morison.

Giles was sent to Wales because his crossing ability suits their style of play well and that has proved with nine assists.

He has played in a variety of positions; left wing, left back, central midfield and even left wing and it is fair to say the loan move is going to plan.

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Morgan Gibbs-White

Another creative Wolves player on loan in the second tier is Morgan Gibbs-White.

He became an instant fan favourite at Sheffield United after his deadline day move, but has been another who has experienced a change of manager.

Gibbs-White invigorated Slavisa Jokanovic’s 4-2-3-1 formation from the right of midfield, but is now managed by Paul Heckingbottom.

He has five goals and four assists to his name and Blades fans will be dreading the prospect of Wolves recalling him in January, which Wolves have the option to do.

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Dion Sanderson

Sanderson shone in League 1 with Sunderland last season and has made the jump to the Championship impressively with Birmingham.

Lee Bowyer wants his side to be solid and the Blues always look better when Sanderson is in the side.

Unlike with attacking players, it is harder to quantify Sanderson’s output at centre-half with statistics but Blues fans want him to stay beyond January.

There is the prospect Bruno Lage recalls him to deal with the central defensive issues created by the Africa Cup of Nations, but time will tell on that score.

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Matija Sarkic

Sarkic also plays for Birmingham and has had first team exposure in place of the more experienced Neil Etheridge and has kept ten clean sheets.

Impressing at Championship level is a good next step in his development and Wolves may well be looking for a backup goalkeeper next season if John Ruddy decides he wants to leave in search of first team football and Sarkic could be that man.

Sarkic, like Sanderson, is popular with Blues fans and it is encouraging for Wolves that they have four players all shining at the decent level in the second tier, perhaps ready to take that next step.

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